We all know skin damage prevention is better than cure, and most of us remember to slather on the sunscreen before soaking up those rays. However, even with strong UV protection, any exposure to the sun comes at a hefty cost to the look and feel of your skin. Age spots also known as liver spots are caused by overactive pigment cells. UV rays from the sun speed up the production of melanin which, when produced in high concentrations, clumps together to form the tell-tale spots. The CryoPen Cryosurgical System uses an ultra cold jet of high-pressure nitrous oxide applied directly to age spots and uneven pigmentation. Clients report minimal discomfort with this quick procedure.
Wrinkles and other signs of sun-damaged skin can be treated
Sun-Damaged Skin - Harvard Health
Learn more. Long lazy youthful days spent lounging in the sun once appeared as a deep, bronze tan. But fast-forward 20 years and look again. Evidence of those carefree and unprotected hours in the sun now show up on your face, chest, neck and arms. It shows up as sun-damaged skin. The signs appear as fine to medium wrinkles, sagging skin, freckles, uneven pigmentation, and dark spots.
Although most people love the warmth and light of the sun, too much sun exposure can significantly damage human skin. The sun's heat dries out areas of unprotected skin and depletes the skin's supply of natural lubricating oils. In addition, the sun's ultraviolet UV radiation can cause burning and long-term changes in the skin's structure. Over a lifetime, repeated episodes of sunburn and unprotected sun exposure can increase a person's risk of malignant melanoma and other forms of skin cancer.